Tamara Fetters

Ipas | Senior Researcher

Tamara Fetters joined Ipas in 2000 after serving as a University of Michigan Population Fellow with CARE in Zambia, forming an Operations Research Unit in the Health Sector and subsequently acting as the Humanitarian Sector lead when the country was host to tens of thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola due to civil strife in those countries. Prior to joining Ipas, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bali, Indonesia exploring the pregnancy delivery intentions and behaviors of women in a remote part of the island.

At Ipas, Ms. Fetters has provided technical research and evaluation support to several Ipas country programs in Africa and in Cambodia. Her current research includes an evaluation of an intervention to inform police officers in Zambia about the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Zambian women. Her professional interests include reproductive health and rights, particularly among refugees and in crisis settings; program and policy evaluation; participatory learning and action research; and emergency obstetric care. Ms. Fetters has co-authored articles in journals including BJOG (An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Studies in Family Planning, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Global Public Health, and Forced Migration Review. She is a Full Fellow of the Society of Family Planning and a member of the Population Association of America and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.